We love to eat fish and I am always creating new fish dishes at home. I cook with salmon frequently and have a kitchen full of baked salmon recipes. Once I find a recipe that I like, I take note of the flavor combinations. I have always been a fan of salmon served with wilted spinach leaves topped with feta, and recently I made a topping out of salad. To my surprise it turned out nicely and was a big hit. So if you are in the mood for some salmon, give this recipe a shot. Spinach-Feta Topped ... Continue Reading
Recipe for salmon, topped with spinach and feta for an extra burst of flavor.
Leftover eggs, what to do? Here are a few of my favorite recipes that include hard-boiled eggs.
We love to dye eggs for Easter in our home. We dye dozens of them, but with three kids, we end up with an over-abundance of hard-boiled eggs after Easter is over. So what is a mom to do with all those left-over eggs? Here are a few of my favorite recipes that include hard-boiled eggs. Deviled Eggs With a Curry Twist These are not your traditional deviled eggs. If you are looking to spice up your traditional deviled egg recipe, try out these fantastic lemon curry deviled ... Continue Reading
Learn how you can substitute foods to trim down your favorite recipes.
I grew up in Tennessee, and as such, reveled in the traditional Southern diet – rich, delectable, and not always so healthy. After years of enjoying foods bathed in butter and cream, I couldn’t imagine a diet outside these confines. The prevailing thought was that food couldn’t possibly taste good if fat and sugar weren’t involved. It wasn’t until I adventured beyond these “necessary” ingredients that I discovered a whole new world of wonderful flavors – and ironically, ones ... Continue Reading
Bread machine recipes for croissants, pizza dough, cinnamon rolls, and more.
Sure, it's easy to make dough or bread in the bread machine - but what about other foods? Here are some of my favorite time-saving recipes that are easy to make at home in your bread machine. Note: Make sure you read the instruction for your bread machine to know how to add your ingredients. Pizza Dough One of my favorite recipes is for pizza dough. I can also use it for calzones or garlic knots. Ingredients: 1 cup warm water ¼ cup oil 3 cups of all purpose flour (you ... Continue Reading
Use batch cooking to save time and money in preparing recipes for your family.
Batch cooking is a great way to spend a little extra time to save a lot of time and money later. Once the food is prepared, all you need to do is prepare and serve later. And even better, there's less clean up. Here are a few batch cooking recipes I love to whip up: Pancakes I have never been that great at making pancakes. For some reason they never cooked inside but they were always brown on the outside - until I found this recipe. This recipes makes a ton of pancakes. Once they are cooled, I ... Continue Reading
Three easy to make Valentine’s desserts for a night in.
Instead of a night out on Valentine’s Day you and your honey are planning on avoiding the crammed restaurants and having a quiet evening at home. Dinner is all planned, but what about dessert? Instead of buying something ready-made, why not make something that lets you put a little love into it. Here are a few easy desserts will impress even the hardest to please palates: The Pie’s the Limit. Nothing beats a freshly-baked pie for dessert. But if making pastry is too intimidating, try a ... Continue Reading
Here are some tips and recipes for throwing football-friendly parties so tasty your guests won’t even miss the Doritos.
There’s a bit of irony in the fact that the New Year, with all its itinerant resolutions around diet, strikes at exactly the same time as the peak of football season. Somehow junk food has become part and parcel to watching sports, with the Super Bowl being ultimate in overindulgence. Trying to stick to a weight loss plan while staring down a platter of nachos isn’t exactly ideal. The truth is, though, you can have your game day celebrations while staying true to the best of your ... Continue Reading
Prepare a healthy and easy New Year’s Eve Dinner your family will love.
Every year we choose to stay in for New Year’s Eve and celebrate with our sons: less crowds, no driving on slippery roads and an incredible meal at a fraction of the cost. The only issue with staying home on New Year’s Eve is, you have to cook and clean, versus being waited on in a crowded restaurant. Here’s the perfect solution. A couple of days before Ryan Seacrest kicks off the New Year, zip out to the store and get the ingredients for the celebration menu. This meal is so easy to ... Continue Reading
Simple and healthy homemade mac and cheese recipes.
It can be tempting to take the “easy way out” when it comes to pre-packaged foods. There are many pre-packaged items, like Mac & Cheese, that are common staple in many kitchen cupboards. But, did you know that some of these common preservative and sodium filled boxed items can be made easily from scratch at home? Here are a couple of my favorite Mac & Cheese recipes that are much more healthy for you and the kids. Simple Mac and Cheese (no baking required): Ingredients: 8 ... Continue Reading
Some favorite fall recipes, including Fettuccine alla Carbonara and Tortilla Soup.
With holidays and the cool weather upon us, it is time to put away our beloved bbq's and start cleaning out our stoves and ovens. Every time the seasons start changing I love to come up with new dinner ideas to serve my family. For some reason fall foods are my absolute favorite, maybe because they are so comforting, or it could be the way it fills the air with yummy goodness. Here are a few of my cool weather recipes to get you started: Fettuccine alla Carbonara (25 minutes start to finish ... Continue Reading